Thursday, June 6 - Friday, June 28
Reception: Thursday, June 6
6:00 – 9:00pm
MPS Art Therapy Gallery Space, 132 West 21st Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by MPS Art Therapy and Counseling In Schools (CIS), The Future of Healing in Schools is an initiative taking place at MPS Art Therapy's gallery space during the month of June. The initiative will be an opportunity for friends, sponsors and supporters to help raise critical funds and bring awareness to the work that CIS is currently doing with over 7,000 students in 70 schools throughout NYC.
The series will begin with the "In My Truth, In My Power" exhibition, organized by MPS Art Therapy alumnus and CIS art therapist Amanda Smith. The exhibition will feature work created by students in art therapy programs that are led by CIS art therapists. The reception, taking place on Thursday, June 6, is open to friends of SVA and CIS. RSVP here.
There will also be a roundtable discussion on Thursday, June 27, on the transformative work being done in CIS school communities. The conversation will center around the healing elements that emerge from various forms of engagement, including social work, art, drama, music and movement therapy, and will take place directly across the street from the exhibition at 133/141 West 21st Street, Room 101C. This event is free and open to the public.
Other public events (details pending), taking place in the MPS Art Therapy Gallery Space:
Women Design Network/Bead Workshop: Tuesday, June 11, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Creative Arts Workshop: Thursday, June 20, 6:00 – 8:00pm
For 32 years, Counseling In Schools has created programs that place mental health professionals, social workers, art, drama, dance and music therapists in schools throughout New York City. We currently serve over 7,000 students in 70 public schools and shelters. The vision of CIS is to work toward a bright, resilient future that awakens possibilities for New York City’s children, families and school staff. Engaging in a partnership with the entire school community, CIS staff creates programs that equip children, families, teachers and administrators with the right tools for preventing problems and coping with the challenges they face. Working with strengths and through communities, our staff joins the journey of children, families, teachers and administrators to reach our full potential.